Morgan County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Jacksonville and the largest city is Jacksonville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.morgancounty-il.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 34,929 and the 2010 census population was 35,551. The land area is 568.79 square miles and there are 62.5 persons per square mile.
91.3% of the population is White, 6.3% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 88.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $91,000, there are 13,926 households, an average of 2.32 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,337, the median household income is $46,809, and 14.4% of the persons in Morgan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,795. Retail sales (in $1000) were $403,082, and sales per capita were $11,399. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.3%.
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